Express press service
BENGALURU: Police at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Tuesday arrested a con artist for tricking gullible individuals into promising them jobs at the airport. So far, four people have identified who made him lose money and many more have probably been duped.
Deependra Bahadur Dhami, 25, a resident of RT Nagar in Bangalore, was convicted under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (deception) of the IPC.
DCP (North East) Anoop A Shetty said The new Indian Express that the individual had put paper notices at many places in the underpass under the Hebbal flyover securing jobs related to cleaning, maintenance and other ordinary work at the airport.
“His phone number was displayed there and a few people fell prey to it. One individual, Sudhakar, had paid him Rs 37,000 while the others had paid amounts between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000. ‘money from them, it makes itself unreachable,’ Shetty said.
The victims were migrant workers looking for better opportunities. The officer said he received a message on his phone warning him of the scam. “We caught the scammer yesterday. What we know is about the four people who lost their money. We are interviewing Deependra and details of other people he had tricked would emerge,” he said. -he declares.
The DCP added that the individual appeared to be running the racket on his own. “It looks like he just got into this scam to make a quick buck. There doesn’t seem to be any other partners,” he said.
Many airlines face this problem of individuals pledging jobs on their behalf from time to time and regularly use social media to alert the public not to fall victim to such tactics.